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X-ray Study Reveals How HIV Infiltrates Cell Membranes


July 23, 2007

Stephanie Tristram-Nagle and John Nagle Carnegie Mellon University scientists have made an important discovery that aids the understanding of why HIV enters immune cells with ease. The researchers found that after HIV docks onto a host cell, it dramatically lowers the energy required for a cell membrane to bend, making it easier for the virus to infect immune cells. Full Story

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